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Rene Awambeng

Director & Global Head Client Relations, Afreximbank

Mr. Awambeng joined the African Export-Import Bank in December 2016 as Director Client Relations. He is an experienced international banker, with a successful track record in all aspects of structured trade, commercial and investment banking. He has considerable expertise in structured trade and commodity finance, cross border trade flows, risk management, sales, marketing, customer relationship, project finance, as well as general banking management in both Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone Africa. He is a regular commentator on current trends in Commodity Trade Finance, Regional business, African Trade, and Infrastructure Development at international banking conferences and seminars.

Prior to joining Afreximbank, Mr. Awambeng worked for 4 years as the Group Head of Global Corporates, Regional Corporates, and Commodity Finance, Corporate & Investment Bank, Ecobank Transnational Inc. based in Paris, France and Lagos, Nigeria and London. Prior to this, he was Executive Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Rwanda for 2 years and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Democratic Republic of Congo for 2 years.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Yaoundé, Cameroon and an MBA from University of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham, UK. He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), London, UK.